I have worked with children since I was in high school, coaching elementary students at basketball camp. This was my first taste at working hands on with children and I have loved it ever since. In college I volunteered coaching T-ball and during the summer I coached basketball, baseball, flag football, and golf sporting camps. The last three and a half years I have been a paraeducator at a high school in a severe and profound special education class. I have also coached high school track and field at for the last three years in the throwing events. This last year I was a robotics mentor for the inaugural season at an elementary and will be coaching robotics again this year. I have always had a passion for working with children and this is why I have chosen to become a teacher. To me there are very few things better than seeing a child learn new skills or information and the excitement that comes with it. My preferred endorsement area is elementary education (K-8) and I would love to work with 4th or 5th graders.